Designed for use at Key Stages 1 and 2, "New Curriculum Mathematics for Schools" offers an integrated approach to mathematics. The series focuses on six main topics: pattern, number, data handling, shape and space, measurement and algebra. These key themes are taught through activities and are constantly reinforced. Emphasis is placed on purposeful, progressive and pleasurable learning. This evaluation pack contains a copy of the pupil's book, a teacher's book, sample activity cards and sample copymasters. Each pupil's book uses cartoons and photographs to reinforce the fact that mathematics is a useful and accessible part of everyday life. The books adopt an investigational, problem-solving approach to mathematics as well as providing numerous examples for practice. Each topic covered is taken from a "real-life" situation, to emphasize the links between the theory and the world outside the classroom. One teacher's book is provided for each level at Key Stage 2. Each is linked to a particular pupil's book, set of activity cards and copymaster pack.
The teacher's books link all the other elements provided at each level to the Attainment Targets, providing a detailed match to the National Curriculum. The activity packs act as a flexible resource which provides additional material to reinforce the ideas covered in the pupil's books. Many of the activities can be used in a variety of ways and at different times during the course. The copymasters provide reinforcement activities and computational practice. They can be used alongside the pupil's books or as a recording and assessment tool.show more